Defending champs Sparta Boss to battle Charlotte Street tonight

first_imgGT Beer/Keep Your Five AliveSparta Boss, the defending champions of the annual ‘GT Beer/Keep Your Five Alive’ Futsal Tournament, will open their quest for another title against Charlotte Street, when the competition kicks off this evening at the National Gymnasium.Gregory “Jackie Chan” Richardson (with the ball) has been Mr Dependable for Sparta Boss in the futsal format of the game, and is expected to once again be a key part of the side as they hunt another GT Beer/Keep Your Five Alive titleWith over $1 million up for grabs in prize money this year, the tournament which is in its 7th edition, will open with a ‘bang’, since apart from the mouthwatering clash being Sparta and Charlotte Street, Upsetters and Bad-A-Yard will get things going from 19:00h, followed by North East v Back Circle, Leopold v Avacado Ballers, Show Stoppers v LA Ballers, BS v Stabroek Ballers and Tiger Bay v Bagotstown.Bent Street and Broad Street will collide in the seventh game of the night, followed by the penultimate game of the evening which will feature Alexander Village taking on Old School Ballers.Promoter Kevin Adonis, speaking recently, disclosed that this year’s competition has been tailored to provide riveting action throughout the seven days, while unlike previous years where the top two teams were the only ones compensated, this year will see the top four teams winning cash in excess of $1 million.Adonis said he has acquiesced to a request made by the teams and will now reward the top four teams with cash prizes and other incentives.Another change that Adonis has made is that the total teams invited to the tournament has moved from 32 to 24 and they will be divided into six groups of four with the top two from each advancing automatically to the knockout phase along with the best four third placed finishers following the completion of the round robin stage.The teams invited are: Gold is Money, Sparta Boss, Leopold Street, Tiger Bay, Albouystown, BV, Melanie, Vryheid’s Lust, Avacado Ballers, Future Stars, Back Circle, North East La Penitence, Showstoppers, Broad Street, Alexander Village, GWI, Upsetters, LA Ballers, Bagotstown, Sophia, Spot 7, Charlotte Street, OL Skool Ballers and Bent Street.Among the corporate entities that have signalled their intention to support the tournament are: GT Beer, Hits and Jams 94.1 Boom FM, Star Party Rentals, Royal Castle, Prime Security, Fireside Grill and Chill, Keep It Clean Car Wash Flashback 2020 and BK International.Day 1 Fixtures:1- Upsetters vs Bad-A-Yard2- North East vs Back Circle3- Leopold Street vs Avacado Ballers4- Show Stoppers vs LA Ballers5- BV vs Stabroek Ballers6- Tiger Bay vs Bagotstown7- Bent Street vs Broad Street8- Alexander Village vs Old School Ballers9- Sparta vs Charlotte StreetDay 2 Fixtures1- Alexander Village vs Charlotte Street2- Upsetters vs North East3- LA Ballers vs Broad Street4- Sophia A vs Spot 75- Future Stars vs BV6- Albouystown vs Stabroek Ballers7- Bent Street vs Show Stoppers8- Gold is Money vs Sophia B9- Sparta vs Old School Ballerslast_img read more

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Valencia teacher is No. 1 in state

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.She applied for the award, included letters of recommendation and was chosen by a panel of educators from Phi Delta Kappa International. Pharis teaches her students to reach down into their own creative depths, Principal Paul Priesz said. “She’s a wonderful teacher, patient … and a great artist herself,” he said. “She’s passionate about what she does and she brings that out in kids.” Pharis, greeted by colleagues and friends with a standing ovation, said she has learned to share with students her own successes and rejections in hopes of teaching lessons beyond art. “For me, the joy of teaching is to watch children learn to problem-solve,” Pharis said. “That carries into other parts of life.” VALENCIA – Cindy Pharis has turned her passion for art into life lessons for her high school students, a winning strategy that has made her No. 1 in the state. On Thursday, Pharis was honored as the Wal-Mart & Sam’s Club Teacher of the Year for California and will be considered this month for the top national honor. “She’s awesome. She has so much passion,” said Valencia High senior Amber Gaines, 17, as she helped prepare for a surprise luncheon in Pharis’ honor. Pharis was among 197 nominees for the award – one that came with a $10,000 check for her school. And she gets results. “She taught me how to be creative, to incorporate styles into projects,” Gaines said. “You go from making these itty-bitty ugly pots to making something your mom will put on the dining room table.” [email protected] 661-257-5251160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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